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Former Chelsea player and fans’ favourite Pat Nevin has reserved special praises for Victor Moses following another excellent performance at right wing-back against Southampton.

The ex-Chelsea player praised Moses in his column on the official Chelsea website.

He wrote: Even so, it would be remiss not to dwell on the performances of our two wide full-backs/wing-backs/wingers. Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses were colossal and for me Moses had his best game by far in a Chelsea shirt. So while many would have given man of the match to Diego or Eden, I certainly would not have begrudged Victor getting the nod.

His tackling was fantastic and bordering on the fanatical at times. No one got past him but he still managed to hammer up and down that right-hand side for most of the match like an Olympic 400 metre gold medallist. He was so powerful and dangerous in the last third when forcing a host of good saves from Fraser Forster, that the keeper’s hands are probably still stinging a couple of days later.

Considering how hard it has been for him to break into the Chelsea team, or indeed even stay at the club, you understand his current desire. He has the air of a man who has been given a chance he never thought he would get, and by God he isn’t going to let it go.

The fact he has continued to be professional without uttering a word of complaint, in public anyway, is incredibly impressive. I wonder if he moans and carps constantly at home just to get it out of his system? Actually I doubt it, he simply appears to be professional and dedicated all the time.

There must be something special to be said about a player who has gone out on loan from Chelsea to both Liverpool and West Ham and is still held in high regard by our fans.


Surely, Victor Moses has been superb as a wing-back and deserves all the praise he’s getting.

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